Kuala Lumpur, 4 August 2022 (TDI): Prime Minister of Malaysia, Ismail Sabri congratulated Azeem Fahmi for once again managing to break the national record at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali.

Azeem Fahmi rewrote the Malaysian under-20 record in the men’s 200m event in 20.83 seconds despite starting in the eighth lane. Ismail Sabri gives best wishes to Azeem for the semifinals and finals.

 World Athletics U20 Championships

The World Athletics U20 Championships brings together the best under 20 (U20) athletes in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, from August 1-6, 2022. The city is ready and thrilled to welcome the sport’s stars and their federations once again.

Cali city has a magnificent competition stadium prepared to welcome more than 1500 athletes from all continents. 2015 World Athletics under 18 (U18) Championships also happened there in a cultural, athletic, technological, and social environment.

Colombian National Government, Ministry of Sports, Government of Valle del Cauca, City Hall of Santiago de Cali, Colombian Olympic Committee, and the Colombian Athletics Federation helped to make the event possible.

Azeem Fahmi breaks National Record at U20 Championships

At the 2016 Malaysian Games in Kuching, former Southeast Asia sprint champion Khairul Hafiz Jantan’s previous record of 10.18 seconds is now broken by the 18-year-old runner Azeem.

According to the 2022 season’s records, Muhammad Azeem was fourth fastest with a time of 10.28 seconds for 100m and 20.89s for 200m.

In March of last year, Azeem won the competition in the National Championships with a time of 21.63 seconds.

Azeem has just broken the previous national senior record in the men’s 100m in U20 Championships. Azeem beat Australia’s Aidan Murphy (20.85s) and Jamaica’s Bryan Levell (20.85s) in his preliminary heat and advanced to the semi-finals.

19-year-old Japanese athlete Hiroki Yanagita finished the race on the second number. Both Muhammad Azeem and Yanagita confirmed their participation in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu praised Azeem for his success and said in a tweet, “An incredible achievement from Colombian soil!!! Continue the momentum of this success, Azeem.”